New Living Translation

Revelation 1

Prologue

1This is a revelation from[a] Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon[b] take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.

John’s Greeting to the Seven Churches

This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia.[c]

Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit[d] before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world.

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
    And everyone will see him—
    even those who pierced him.
And all the nations of the world
    will mourn for him.
Yes! Amen!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,”[e] says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”

Vision of the Son of Man

I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance to which Jesus calls us. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and for my testimony about Jesus. 10 It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit.[f] Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. 11 It said, “Write in a book[g] everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

12 When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. 13 And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.[h] He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.[i]

19 “Write down what you have seen—both the things that are now happening and the things that will happen.[j] 20 This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels[k] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Or of.
  2. 1:1b Or suddenly, or quickly.
  3. 1:4a Asia was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey.
  4. 1:4b Greek the seven spirits.
  5. 1:8 Greek I am the Alpha and the Omega, referring to the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.
  6. 1:10 Or in spirit.
  7. 1:11 Or on a scroll.
  8. 1:13 Or like a son of man. See Dan 7:13. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  9. 1:18 Greek and Hades.
  10. 1:19 Or what you have seen and what they mean—the things that have already begun to happen.
  11. 1:20 Or the messengers.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Ìfihàn 1

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìṣáájú

1Ìfihàn ti Jesu Kristi, tí Ọlọ́run fi fún un, láti fihàn fún àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀, ohun tí kò le ṣàìṣẹ ní lọ́ọ́lọ́ọ́; ó sì ránṣẹ́, ó sì fi í hàn láti ọwọ́ angẹli rẹ̀ wá fún Johanu, ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀: Ẹni tí ó jẹ́rìí ohun gbogbo tí ó rí—èyí ì ni ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run, àti ẹ̀rí ti Jesu Kristi. Ẹni ìbùkún ni ẹni tí ń kà, àti àwọn tí ó ń gbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ ìsọtẹ́lẹ̀ yìí, tí ó sì ń pa nǹkan wọ̀n-ọn-nì tí a kọ sínú rẹ̀ mọ́: nítorí ìgbà kù sí dẹ̀dẹ̀.

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìkíni àti ìyìn

Johanu,

Sí àwọn ìjọ méje tí ń bẹ ní Asia:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ fún yín, àti àlàáfíà, láti ọ̀dọ̀ ẹni tí ó ń bẹ, tí ó sì ti wà, tí ó sì ń bọ̀ wá; àti láti ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn ẹ̀mí méje tí ń bẹ níwájú ìtẹ́ rẹ̀; àti láti ọ̀dọ̀ Jesu Kristi, ẹlẹ́rìí olóòtítọ́, àkọ́bí nínú àwọn òkú, àti aláṣẹ àwọn ọba ayé.

Ẹni tí ó fẹ́ wa, ẹni tí ó gbà wá kúrò lọ́wọ́ ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ wa nípa ẹ̀jẹ̀ rẹ̀, tí ó sì ti fi wá jẹ ọba àti àlùfáà láti sin Ọlọ́run àti Baba rẹ; tirẹ̀ ni ògo àti ìjọba láé àti láéláé. Àmín.

Kíyèsi i, o ń bọ̀ nínú àwọsánmọ̀;
    gbogbo ojú ni yóò sì rí i,
àti àwọn tí ó gún un ní ọ̀kọ̀ pẹ̀lú;
    àti gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè ayé ni yóò sì máa pohùnréré ẹkún nítorí rẹ̀.
Bẹ́ẹ̀ náà ni! Àmín.

“Èmi ni Alfa àti Omega,” ni Olúwa Ọlọ́run wí, “ẹni tí ó ń bẹ, tí ó ti wà, tí ó sì ń bọ̀ wá, alágbára.”

Ọ̀kan gẹ́gẹ́ bí Ọmọ ènìyàn

Èmi, Johanu, arákùnrin yín àti alábápín pẹ̀lú yín nínú wàhálà àti ìjọba àti sùúrù tí ń bẹ nínú Jesu, wà ní erékúṣù tí a ń pè ní Patmo, nítorí ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run, àti nítorí ẹ̀rí Jesu Kristi. 10 Mo wà nínú Ẹ̀mí ní ọjọ́ Olúwa, mo sì gbọ́ ohùn ńlá kan lẹ́yìn mi, bí ìró ìpè, 11 Ó ń wí pé, “Kọ́ ìwé rẹ̀, ohun tí ìwọ rí, kí ó sí fi ránṣẹ́ sí àwọn ìjọ méje; sí Efesu, àti sí Smirna, àti sí Pargamu, àti sí Tiatira, àti sí Sardi, àti sí Filadelfia, àti sí Laodikea.”

12 Mo sì yí padà láti wo ohùn tí ń bá mi sọ̀rọ̀. Nígbà tí mo yípadà, mo rí ọ̀pá fìtílà wúrà méje; 13 àti láàrín àwọn ọ̀pá fìtílà náà, ẹnìkan tí ó dàbí “ọmọ ènìyàn,” tí a wọ̀ ní aṣọ tí ó kanlẹ̀ dé ẹsẹ̀, tí a sì fi àmùrè wúrà dì ní ẹ̀gbẹ́. 14 Orí rẹ̀ àti irun rẹ̀ funfun bí ẹ̀gbọ̀n òwú, ó funfun bí yìnyín; ojú rẹ̀ sì dàbí, ọwọ́ iná; 15 Ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀ sì dàbí idẹ dáradára, bí ẹni pé a dà á nínú ìléru; ohùn rẹ̀ sì dàbí ìró omi púpọ̀. 16 Ó sì ní ìràwọ̀ méje ní ọwọ́ ọ̀tún rẹ̀; àti láti ẹnu rẹ̀ wá ni idà olójú méjì mímú ti jáde: Ojú rẹ̀ sì dàbí oòrùn tí ó ń fi agbára rẹ̀ hàn.

17 Nígbà tí mo rí i, mo wólẹ̀ ní ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀ bí ẹni tí ó kú. Ó sì fi ọwọ́ ọ̀tún rẹ̀ lé mi, ó ń wí fún mi pé, “Má ṣe bẹ̀rù. Èmi ni ẹni ìṣáájú àti ẹni ìkẹyìn. 18 Èmi ni ẹni tí ó ń bẹ láààyè, tí ó sì ti kú; sì kíyèsi i, èmi sì ń bẹ láààyè sí i títí láé! Mo sì ní kọ́kọ́rọ́ ikú àti ti ipò òkú lọ́wọ́.

19 “Kọ̀wé nítorí náà ohun tí ìwọ ti rí, àti ti ohun tí ń bẹ, àti ti ohun tí yóò hù lẹ́yìn èyí; 20 ohun ìjìnlẹ̀ tí ìràwọ̀ méje náà tí ìwọ rí ní ọwọ́ ọ̀tún mi, àti ọ̀pá wúrà fìtílà méje náà. Ìràwọ̀ méje ni àwọn angẹli ìjọ méje náà: àti ọ̀pá fìtílà méje náà ní àwọn ìjọ méje.